STANDARD- DIALECT. (DISTRICT, KHASI AKD JAINTIA HILLS.*)
(V Mohan Bom 1900*)
La-don u-wei ti-briw u-ba la-don ar-agut ki-klmn sbinrang. U-ba
JjPas-there on& man who had two-persons children male. Who
khaddub u la-ong lia u-kypa jong-u, 'ko-pa, ai noh ba nga ka
last he said to the-father Us, (fathert give away to me the
bynta ka-ba bap ia nga.' Te u la-pyn-ia-bynta ba ki katba u don.
portion which falls to me.* Then he divided to them whatever he has.
Hadia ka-ta ym bun sngi u-ta u-ba kbadduh bynda u la-ialum lang
Jfter that not many days that who last when he gathered together
ia-kiei-kiei barob, u la-leit jing-leit slia ka-ri ka-ba jing-ngai; bang-ta
things all he went journey to a-country which far; there
ruli u la-pyn-syrwa nob ia-ka-bynta jong-u ba u da-leh sarong-awria.
aho he wasted away the-porUon his that he doing riotous,.
Hynda u la-pyn-lut kumta ia-kiei-kiei barob, la-jia 'nemsniw ka-ba
Wh&n he had-spent so things all, happened famine (lad-year) which
kliraw ba ka-ta ka-ri, u rub u la-sydang ban sngow kyrdub. Hynda kumta u
great in that country, he also he began to feel want. When so he
la-ia-sob bad u-wei na ki-trai-shnong ka-ta ka-ri, u-ba la-pbab ia-u sha
went mth one from master-citizens (ofythat country, who sent him to
lyngkba jong-u ba'n ap sn'iang. Te u la-sngov kwab ba'n pyn-kydang
field his to tend pig. Then he felt desire to Jill
ia-la ka-k'pob na ki skop, te ym don ba ai ia-u.
own belly from those husks, then not there-is that gives to-him.
Einre bynda u la-kynmaw-biiw u la-ong, 'katno-ngut ki-shakri u-kypa
Hut when he remembered-himself he said, \ how-many servants the-father
jong-nga ki-ba don ka-jingbam kyrbai, nga te nga'n-sa-iap tbyngan.
mine who have food abundant, I then I-will-die hungry.
Nga'n-da ieng joit bad nga'n-leit sba u-kypa jong-nga bad nga'n-ong
Iğurill stand up and I-will-go to the-father mine and I-will-iay
ba-u, "ko-pa, nga la-leb pop pyrsba byneng bad ha khymat
to*hmt "father, I did sin against heaven and in face
jong-mej bad nga'm long u-ba bit shuh ba-yn-kbot
of'thee; and I*not am who worthy tiby-more to-call
ia-D^ u-kaun iong-me; to-pyn-long ia-nga kum n-wei na
m w* thine; cawto'le me like one from